Epic Sues Apple and Google due to Fortnite getting pulled [2020-08-13]

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  1. zed

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    yes lets be honest about it

    Honestly Apple paid less tax percentage wise than the average US worker

    http://www.oecd.org/tax/tax-policy/taxing-wages-united-states.pdf
    "In the UnitedStates, the average single worker faced an average taxrate of 24.0% in 2019, compared with the OECD average of 25.9%"

    15.94 % 2019 Apple Inc 's Annual Effective Tax Rate

    perhaps you're upset about them not getting away with $750 a year

    Personally, I think there should be no income tax on ppl.
    A straight wealth tax of 5% a year of everything over a million dollars would be more the sufficient to supply the US government that what it collects now, open books/reporting on this.
    If anyone is caught flagrantly cheating this 5%, then they can have that 5%, the government takes the other 95%
     
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    That's fine, we can have another discussion about tax policy, make a thread.

    But this is about supposed anti-competitive behavior, antitrust law enforcement.
     
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    I have to give respect for Microsoft for doing the right thing here. Compete by providing better store than forcing some kind of monopolistic lock in. Maybe if MS had seen light earlier windows phone and uwp wouldn't have been such a flop. Trying to close down phones was wrong move and it bit pretty badly back at them. I bet developers would have jumped in if they were not forced to do UWP.
     
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    Thats an odd position, for Microsoft, to take given console stores are exclusive.
     
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    Microsoft probably did the math how much they would loose if they have to pay apple tax. It's not like their cloud gaming service etc. would be allowed to apple devices without giving a cut,... I doubt whatever happens in phone/tablet/desktop os realm would carry over to console world. Consoles are such a niche they will probably stay closed until end of time, or at least until there is similar amount of consoles out there as there are phones.
     
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    Apple Uses App Store As A Weapon Against Competitors, Says Former Director
    October 9, 2020
    https://wccftech.com/apple-uses-app-store-as-a-weapon-against-competitors-says-former-director/

     
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    Just a restatement of their current policies. Before the Windows App store, people could download and install software from wherever on their PCs. For decades, people got software from their PCs from various sources before MS created the Windows App Store.

    There might even have already been third-party stores on Windows.

    So the PC isn't exactly where a lot of software development efforts are currently focused.

    But they have an exclusive Xbox store and if they had had any kind of traction on Windows Phone, you know there wouldn't be any third-party stores. I don't even think they allowed side loading on Windows Phone.
     
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    Judge rejects Epic's request to be put back into the iOS App Store.

    https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2020...s-fortnite-as-epic-games-trial-moves-forward/


    Grandstanding politicians may not care about contract law but judges have to look at the facts and the law.


    A small developer posted a comment on one of Ars stories about the case. Said that he had 10k downloads of his paid app on the App Store, 2k downloads on Google Play. He then found a site tracking side loads and it indicated his app had been side loaded 8k times.

    Bet he's all for supporting side loads on iOS.
     
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